What Is Different Raising A Ferret Than A Dog?

  • 09/08/2019
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The ferret has become one of the most beloved pets at home after our beloved and beloved dogs or cats. These animals despite being sleepy, are very social and can become very fun as they love to entertain and play with anything.

Origin of the ferret

Its roots date back to ancient Egypt around 3700 B.C., when ferrets were used to hunt rats and mice. Later, it was Greeks and Romans who began to use ferrets for hunting and thus spread throughout Europe and Asia. His elongated and elusive body enabled him to hunt rabbits or other animals that lived in burrows. It was in England and different countries of Europe where they began to be used very assiduously. Around 1960 was when it began to be used only as a pet. The most common type of ferret in our society today is the saber ferret and they have become a great pet in our homes. You also need to learn ferret care as it’s not as easy as you think

Types of ferrets

Classes and types of ferrets we can find infinities of them as they are classified by color, size, morphology, tone of blindfold, coat, among other factors but the features that most differentiate them and by which they are usually classified are:

Types of ferrets according to colour:

We find different types of ferrets according to the color of their hair. We have:

Huron Sable: The most common of all. Normally long hair with darker tips and light interhair. The mask that surrounds his eyes is also dark brown, as well as the legs and the end of the tail. The clearer abdomen makes it a very attractive type of ferret.

Black Huron Sable: As its name indicates, the same features as the Huron Sable but darker and the undercoat also with a darker tone.

Huron Chocolate or cinnamon: Similar in tone to the ferret sabre but with lighter tones.  Pulling even more towards beige that in these types of ferrets can extend to the legs and tail. The blindfold of the eyes is also brown although a little lighter than the Huron sable. The nose of these types is usually a little pinker.

Huron Champagne or Siamese: Huron very coveted in the market for these types of animals as it costs to get offspring that have these characteristics. They stand out for being of a beige tone in general arriving in occasions to a more golden tone. They lack pigmentation in nose and extremities.

Huron Albino: Another type of ferret also coveted by the difficulty of obtaining offspring of this type. It stands out for being pure white but above all for its red eyes. A species very easy to identify.

Huron Silver or Silver: Huron light fur but with spots and slightly dark touches. It is a type of ferret that although of young they present these characteristics of major they are clarified.

Huron Panda: Ferrets are known as such with a greater contrast of color between the body and head. While the body has a darker tone, as well as the legs, abdomen and head tend to be whiter, even reaching, being older, to have a totally white head.

The behaviour of ferrets

Ferrets, as we already know, are very sociable and fun animals but we must understand their behavior in different situations and their ways of communicating. Let's see:

●      Body temperature: Ferrets have a slightly higher body temperature than humans. Normally around 39º. For this reason, often, especially when it is a little colder or when sleeping, these have some small tremors that cause to increase their body temperature.

●      Stretching to the ground: Often we can see our ferret stretching against the ground like a carpet. This action is performed to capture some cooler temperature with the belly. It should be borne in mind that their skin and hair provides a constant heat that sometimes causes them to have to look for refreshing places. Tip: when our ferret performs this action we can pulverize it with a little water and it will thank us.

●      Yawning: Like us ferrets yawn too. And they do it to the beast, opening their mouth wide. The meaning of this is none other than to show that he is tired or lazy and needs a little sleep.

●      Tail bristle: If our ferret appears or we observe the tail bristle is a symptom that he is exploring something or that he is afraid or frightened. At that moment we must show a certain distrust with him because he will show it with us and may even bite us.

●      Screams: When the animal presents a new situation, it observes something different, etc... it is very normal that it emits a noise since for him it is a rare and distrusting situation. At the same time if we play with him and he emits noise he is telling us that he is uncomfortable at that moment.

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